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The Covenant Crucified: Quakers and the Rise of Capitalism

By Douglas Gwyn

Paperback: 404 pages
Publisher: Pendle Hill Pubns. (September 1995)
Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Condition: Used/very good (mild wear)

Price: $28.95


The Covenant Crucified combines the scholarly and prophetic to compare “covenant,” uniting people under the care of a transcendent God, and “contract,” uniting them primarily through secular visions of self-interest.

“This book, part of Doug Gwyn’s trilogy on early Quaker history, is critical to our understanding of early Friends and how the movement changed in the first decades. Gwyn outlines the highly distinctive nature of the Quaker covenant of light, and how that was transformed within a generation into a more worldly contractual understanding. It is also a call to Quakers today to recover a sense of covenant for the journey ahead.”

Ben Pink Dandelion, Quaker Studies tutor, University of Birmingham/Woodbrooke, and author of An Introduction to Quakerism and Open for Transformation: Being Quaker.